Your building needs the right TLC

It can be a real inconvenience when you need something resourced and you don’t know how or where to go about it. Thankfully, there are solutions out there geared up for this sort of thing and they are ready and willing to jump on your particular need and requirement. You don’t have to have a go at it alone, particularly if you don’t really know what you are doing. If you do know what is on the go, then at least you have a head start of sorts, which will…

Houses: to build or to buy

Many people fancy the idea of dabbling in property and making their money through investing and selling at a profit. It is quite a romantic idea, but it is also one that is fuelled by the success stories of people who have done it in the past. But how easy is it really and what is the best way to go about achieving the dream. The key is that you need to play to your strengths. There is no one way to make success in the property industry, there are…

Things to remember when dabbling in commercial property

For most people looking to make some money in the property market the obvious place to play in in residential letting. In essence, it is close to home. It is what you know, and it is where you live. But there are lots of people who play in this space and it is quite crowded and competitive. For the slightly braver the focus may turn to commercial property. A little bit of research shows that demand is good, and that rental is higher than they are with residential. The capital…

Cost effective ways to add value to your land

Buying land as an investment is generally viewed as a good idea. It is an investment that opens up opportunities to develop or to farm or, if in the right place, to ride the wave of market appreciation and to simply return a profit when you sell after a few years. But, owning land is not necessarily easy or cheap. The questions of what to do with it and how to help increase the value are very real. So, if you find yourself with some spare cash that you are…

Tips for fixing up your industrial property

For many years, property investors were focussed on buying residential lots, fixing them up and them selling them for a handsome profit. Then came the rise of commercial property investment with landlords looking to make use of the higher rentals achievable for commercial rent. More recently industrial properties have become the focus of investors with their hybrid revenue opportunities proving attractive. In short, industrial properties tend to offer good rentals, but they also tend to have scope for fixing up and renovating and then reselling. So, if the industrial space…

Making property alterations cost-effective

For many people who own property it is a very frustrating experience. Having shelled out a whole lot of cash to buy a place and to get a foot onto the property ladder, it ends up with there being no money left to turn the house or apartment into the place of dreams. Quite simply, having extended yourself to the limit with a bond and legal fees, there is no scope left to make the alterations or changes that you want. Or is that really the case? Granted, alterations can…

Four simple ways to improve your office environment

Is your place of work a little staid and uninspiring? Chances are that the answer to that question is ‘yes’ because there are way too many offices that are so focused on the work that they forget to focus on the work environment. And that is okay for a while, but an ugly and uncomfortable work space eventually gets on top of the people working there with disastrous results. Productivity drops, absenteeism rises and staff turnover increases. It is surprising how much an effect the work space has on the…

Simple tips to help your property hold its value

If you own a house or a property you obviously want it to grow in value and worth, especially if your long-term goal is to sell it for a profit. Naturally you also want to do this without having to spend a fortune. The reality is that making major changes and alteration to a property, while certainly adding value, can also be very expensive. But what can you do to ensure that the property holds its value without spending fortunes. Here are a few tips and thoughts to help you…

Selling your development made easy

Buying land, developing it and then selling the resulting apartments is a great recipe for those with building know how and skills. Or for that matter for anyone in the associated industries like architecture, law, financing or even engineering. But the truth of the matter is that those are the easy parts of the process. The real key to success in the property game comes in the sales and marketing department. Because the truth is that being able to build a high-quality block of apartments is quite easily done –…

Selling your development made easy

Buying land, developing it and then selling the resulting apartments is a great recipe for those with building know how and skills. Or for that matter for anyone in the associated industries like architecture, law, financing or even engineering. But the truth of the matter is that those are the easy parts of the process. The real key to success in the property game comes in the sales and marketing department. Because the truth is that being able to build a high-quality block of apartments is quite easily done –…